BIOS won't recognize new drive

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  1. Bill_Mis

    Bill_Mis Stunt Coordinator

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    I have a Dell 4700 that had a dual drive with dvd-rom on top and a cd-rw drive below it. Yesterday I swapped out the cd-rw drive for a Pioneer dvd-rw model 110. My problem is that BIOS does not see it and I get stopped at start-up by BIOS. If I F1 and continue its fine and windows definitely recognizes and identifies the drive. I updated the BIOS to the most current as well as flashed the new Pioneer drive with no luck. Any ideas why the BIOS don't see the new drive?
     
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    If the new drive set to Master for its jumper setting?
     
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    Dell use the Cable Select setting for both drives so I stayed consistant with that.
     
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    As Patrick have stated you still have to set the jumper settings...
     
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    I did set the jumper seting on the Pioneer to cable select. It shipped with the jumper on master but I switched it to cable select because the Samsung cd-rw I replaced had it in that position and from what I understand Dell configures their drives in this manner. Since windows recognizes the Pioneer no problem and BIOS does not I am suspecting something besides the jumpers is the problem. If the jumpers were incorrectly set would Windows recognize it and allow it to function properly playing cd's and dvd's?
     
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    Have you emailed Dell's tech support about this issue?

    Another thing you can try is to jumper the slave drive as a slave, and the master drive as a master, and see if that help in getting the BIOS to see it and pass through it.
     

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